I love taking my kiddies to the library. It’s probably our favorite thing to do. We used to just load up our books in a lame grocery bag…until my sister-in-law and I came up with this fun idea: apple stamp bags! It’s such an easy and simple craft and the kids will think it’s so fun to paint apples. Our kids sure did!
1 piece of paper to go inside bag
1 Washington Fancy Apple (Nicely shaped one)
1 Crab Apple ( These are like mini apples, green color)
Fabric Paint (I used “Tulip” brand, red, brown, & green)
1 Pencil with an eraser
1 Triangular sponge (Cut in half, long ways)
Step 1: Iron out your bag and place piece of paper inside so paint doesn’t bleed through. Cut your Washington fancy apple in half. Take into consideration where you are cutting because you want to see all apple’s curves. Put your paint on the plate and dip your apple on the plate. You might have to spread the paint around with a paintbrush.
Step 2: Once you have all of your apples stamped where you would like them. Take your pencil and cut each side off the eraser (So when looking straight down at it, it looks like a triangle). Your sponge is is for your stems and your pencil eraser is for your seeds. Practice with both items on your plate before stamping your bag.
Step 3: This is optional. If you want to personalize your bag…take your foam letters and your mini apple. Cut your mini apple in half, set aside. Stamp a word of your choice and then take your crab apple and stamp in on the end. It just makes a cute mark. Fill in your stems and seeds like you did for your front.